AGENDA

DAY 1 AGENDA - TUESDAY 24TH OCTOBER

08.30 Registrations and Welcome Coffee


09.45 Opening Comments from IRN


09.50 Opening Comments from the Chairperson


10.00 Welcome from the Iranian governmental delegation


10.40 Multilateral Joint Ventures establishment in Iran to develop technology for local demands and export in Water and Energy Sectors



11.30 Morning Networking Break


12.00 An overview of the Iranian commodities sector


12.40 Trading infrastructure in Iran – Facilities, contracts and products


13.00 Lunch Break


14.40 Payments in and out of Iran – Practical ways to conduct import and export


16.00 Afternoon Networking Break


16.30 Finding the right partner


17.10 Presentation from the World Trade Organization – WTO


17.40 Closing Comments from the Chairperson


18.30 Iranian-themed Cultural Networking Reception & Gala Dinner

DAY 2 AGENDA - WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER

08.30 Registrations and Welcome Coffee


09.45 Opening Comments from the Chairperson


09.50 Working in Iran – The legal and tax framework


10.30 Managing the risks in Iran – A company’s approach


11.10 Morning Networking Break 


11.50 Metals – Supply and demand dynamics of the metals markets


11.50 Soft Commodities – Grains and nuts – Realising the potential


11.50 Oil & Petrochemicals – Crude oil, petrochemicals, bitumen – A look at Iran’s most known commodities


12.00 Metals – Opportunities and challenges in the mining and metals sector


12.00 Soft Commodities – Opportunities in the agri sector


12.00 Oil & Petrochemicals – Opportunities in the oil and petrochemical sector


12.50 Lunch Break


For the following sessions, the audience will split into two groups. One will address the European commodity trading houses and provide answers on partnerships and due diligence to conduct with Iran; the other stream of sessions is designed for the Iranian delegation and Iranian companies eager to work in the Swiss commodity hub.

14.15 Finding the right partner


14.15 Swiss trading markets – What you need to know to start working with Switzerland-based companies and institutions


15.00 Counterparty risk and due diligence – Dealing with Iranian counterparties


15.00 Corporate governance – What are the European standards?


15.40 Afternoon Networking Break 


16.10 Overcoming the logistical challenges


16.40 Concluding thoughts from our international and Iranian leaders’ panel


17.20 Closing Comments from the Chairperson


DAY 3 WORKSHOPS - THURSDAY 26TH OCTOBER

09.00     Registrations and Welcome Coffee


10.20     Latest update on remaining sanctions

  • Discussion on any possible grey areas and implications on trade and customs regulations
  • Risk management
  • Compliant payment solutions including OFAC guidance
  • Trade restrictions and sanctioned goods

12.00     Lunch Break


13.00     Spotlight on the domestic regulations that international companies need to comply with when working in Iran

  • A deeper look at the tax regimes: corporates income tax, free tax zones, tax exemptions
  • The modalities of foreign investment in Iranian companies Legalities around Joint venture and other partnership; agreements
  • What being Sharia-compliant means

15.30     End of Workshops